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  1. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Japan's deputy PM pushes for meeting between Abe and Xi at Apec summit

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 04:54am by KYODO

    ... Kyodo in Beijing Taro Aso tells Vice-Premier Zhang Gaoli an exchange could be fruitful Japan's deputy PM pushes for Xi-Abe meeting Japanese Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso held ... and wartime issues. "Although Japan-China relations are moving in a good direction by mutual efforts, to further improve the situation, I said that it would be very fruitful if the leaders ...

  2. Business - Economy - JAPAN

    Japan exports grow at fastest pace in 7 months, but slowing growth looms

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 02:30pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Tokyo While exports have risen due to gains in sales, slowing growth in key markets is adding pressure on Japan to roll out fresh stimulus Japan exports and sales pick up Japan's exports rose at the fastest pace in seven months in September as sales to Asia picked up, but signs of slowing global growth may hurt the trade sector's ability to recharge ...

  3. News - Asia - WEALTH

    Fortunes rise the fastest for Japan's millionaires among Asia-Pacific rich

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 04:02am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in Singapore Fortunes rise the fastest for Japan's millionaires Japan's millionaires increased their wealth at the fastest pace in the Asia-Pacific region last year ... US$1 million, increased their wealth 24 per cent from a year earlier to US$5.5 trillion, according to a report by the Royal Bank of Canada and Cap Gemini. The number of millionaires in Japan ...

  4. Business - Economy

    Bank of Japan stays upbeat on economy

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 05:08am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Tokyo Central bank chief says country recovering moderately after pain from sales tax increase Bank of Japan stays upbeat on economy Most Japanese regional economies continue to recover as the pain from a sales tax increase in April starts to ease, the Bank of Japan said in a quarterly report, maintaining its optimism on the outlook despite growing signs growth may ...

  5. News - Asia - Shinzo Abe

    Japan’s Abe loses high-profile minister, media say another may follow

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 10:27am by Reuters

    ... to become Japan’s first female premier, told a news conference she was resigning following allegations that her support groups misused political funds. Obuchi was one of five women appointed by Abe ... in December 2012 for a rare second term, promising to revive Japan’s stalled economy and strengthen its security stance to cope with challenges such as a rising China. Abe’s first stint as prime ...

  6. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Man sentenced to two years in jail in Japan for making guns with 3D printer

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 03:16am by AFP

    ... the US Congress renewed a ban on guns that contain no metal. While Japanese police do carry guns, Japan has very strict firearms control laws and few people possess guns or have ever come ...

  7. News - China - MARITIME DISPUTE

    Chinese coastguard vessels patrol disputed waters after Japan angers Beijing

    Posted Oct 19th 2014, 12:26pm by Reuters

    ... to a Tokyo shrine that honours the dead from Japan’s wars. The uninhabited islands- which Japan controls and calls the Senkaku but which China also claims as the Diaoyu- have inflamed passions ... as a symbol of Japan’s past militarism. Three Chinese coastguard vessels- 2305, 2101 and 2112- patrolled Chinese "territorial waters" near the Diaoyu islands on Saturday, China’s State ...

  8. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY

    Protest lodged with Japan over visit by ministers to Yasukuni Shrine

    Posted Oct 19th 2014, 06:27am by AFP, Reuters, KYODO

    ... Agencies in Tokyo and Beijing Pilgrimage by three woman ministers earns Chinese rebuke despite signs of thaw in relations Protest lodged with Japan over shrine visit The Foreign Ministry ... visiting in person to help mend ties with both China and South Korea, which both see the Shinto shrine as a symbol of Japan's past militarism. He outraged Beijing and Seoul when he visited ...

  9. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan's new trade minister Yuko Obuchi 'to quit' over misuse of funds

    Posted Oct 19th 2014, 06:27am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Tokyo New trade minister 'to quit' over misuse of funds Japan's newly appointed trade and industry minister plans to resign following reports that some of her ... spokesman said he was unaware of any plans by Obuchi to quit. The ministry said later that her visit to central Japan yesterday was cancelled to avoid expected "disorder". No one answered ...

  10. News - Asia

    Japan said to have floated idea of a negotiated settlement to Diaoyus row

    Posted Oct 18th 2014, 03:52am by Julian Ryall

    ... by the Japanese side, which has previously insisted that the uninhabited islands are an "inherent part of the territory of Japan" and claims that no dispute exists because their sovereignty ... The shrine honours the souls of Japan's war dead, including 14 Class A war criminals, and Beijing was swift to condemn the prime minister's actions. "China expresses serious concern ...




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